Feeback for Davide Costella
I have been coached by Davide Costella from January to September 2016.
The following Neuro Linguistic Programming topics were covered:
The twice-monthly coaching sessions had a healthy mix of theory (“training”) and practice using real-work scenarios (“coaching”). Between sessions, I was given very challenging homework to solidify my learnings at the sessions. In addition, I used the techniques learned at the coaching sessions in real-work situations, then played back the outcome at the next coaching session.
- Creating rapport through pace and leading and the importance of Metaprograms
How to master communication: And versus But, Sleight of mouth, the power of questions
How to manage emotions through sub-modalities
The coaching sessions with Davide were enormously helpful in improving my interaction with colleagues and my ability to persuade them to “buy-in” (of their own volition) what I need them to do.
In particular, I significantly improved my skills to manage “difficult” colleagues, i.e. to guide peers through questions and other coaching techniques to take ownership of required tasks and activities without workaround and /or mitigation approach:
- -peers who are feeling threatened of losing their influence
-and/or peers defensive about external interference to their jobs / roles
-and/or remote peers in regional locations defensive about interference from “Switzerland
Ahmed Karim, Business Partner Relations – Integration Project Manager
From the start Davide open attitude and strong inter personal skills allowed for a coaching atmosphere that is open and transparent. I felt very comfortable with his coaching style as he encouraged me to open up and challenge myself to think differently. I greatly appreciate the effort Davide has made over the last couple of months helping me to make significant progress.
Originally I asked for coaching support to overcome challenges that have persisted with me throughout my career. This experience has allowed me to make tangible steps in overcoming these hurdles with confidence.
In my point of view coaching has made 75% difference to my productivity helping me to engage more effectively and allowing me to drive more self-reflection.
I very much consider that the coaching methodology as well as the strong array of tools helped me to make fast progress and feel confident of applying them in circumstances that I need them.
In future when I discover a training need I would have no hesitation to reach out to Davide again. I would also recommend anyone with training needs to consider him as a first choice.
Continue challenging your coaches by using your natural style and drive critical thinking and self-reflection that you have done so well over the last six months. Keep your approachable manner and openness, these are traits that few people possess with such ease. Continue bringing in examples and best practices to people such as me who love to own a tool set.
Alexander Strasoldo, Project Leader, Innovation Acceleration Team
Feedback for Suzie Doscher
Suzie provided support and guidance to me with a particularly difficult work related situation. She gave me clarity and practical advice as to how to tackle the issue in a way that left me feeling empowered and confident. I highly appreciated her honest and straight forward approach. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking for someone to coach and guide them in both life and career situations.
Nadia Riepenhausen, Vice President, Senior Social Media Manager at Credit Suisse
I know Suzie now over 6 years and met her first while working as a GM for the Hyatt Regency Kathmandu, when Suzie arrived on a personal charity mission to Nepal. In this meeting I got to know an intelligent caring person, with a wide range of interests and above all a great way to communicate with all people from different backgrounds, gaining easily everyones attention and trust.
My next interaction with Suzie turned to be on the professional side, when I have opened and managed the Hyatt Regency in Pune, India. I asked Suzie to come and assist with the senior leadership of the hotel, guiding them through the many challenges and difficulties of opening an hotel and mainly assisting in dealing with the pressure and balancing their personal life and needs in such demanding time.
In a week long of sessions and meetings with the top management of the hotel, that included one on one meetings as well as group sessions, Suzie not only managed to give most of us some useful tools to go trough this challenging period, but assisted in promoting team work and spirit amongst the team, that was no doubt instrumental through the opening period, both for the benefits of each individual and the hotel as a whole.
Suzie’s professional skills together with her charming personality, make her a prefect coach to any individual or group that go through changes, challenges or any time of need for guidance and support.
Gadi Hassin, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
Suzie is a professional who naturally manages to make you feel at ease. She has is emphatic while simultaneously encouraging and challenging you to find your own answers. Sessions with Susan are an eye opener. She guides you to places you were too scared to visit before and she is an excellent companion in the journey to self-rediscovery. With Suzie's help I have started remembering a few things about myself that I had almost forgotten. Her approach is totally non-judgmental and the sessions are really focused on you and on what you want to achieve. I have only attended a few sessions with Suzie and I certainly intend to attend more in the near future.
Esther Farrugia, Project Manager at UBS
Suzie is a fantastic individual, warm, easy to get along with and specially easy to talk to. She had come on a project to Pune and did wonders with our team here. She is brilliant with her work as a Life Coach and i would recommend Suzie for anyone who would need to motivate their team members.
Payal Kulkarni, Human Resources Manager, Marriott International Hotels, India
Suzie has a natural gravitas, she is a person you can immediately trust, and be sure of. She is there when you need her, when you need someone to encourage you to make that journey of personal development, which is not easy. She listens, she challenges, and encourages you to get over those uncomfortable moments of failure. Suzie has a fantastic ability to get down to the essence of things very quickly, to be honest and to zoom in on the things that are painfully difficult, and just the ones you need to work on. Having her as a coach has really helped me to like myself again, to know that, no matter where you are and how much you have messed up, there is a lesson to be learned, and you can move on. If you are in that place, if you are ready to confront yourself, then I would not hesitate to recommend Suzie to be your coach. Call her, and give it a go. Be brave - do it! I found Suzie through a friend of a friend. She became my coach and still is till this day, and I hope to be able to reach out to her every time I feel I need to check in with somebody who can offer me time, total attention, and the willingness to listen without judgement.
Ewa Maciejewski, Head of Programme Management,
The St. Gallen MBA, HSG St. Gallen, Switzerland
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Feedback for Susan Begeman Steiner
"Susan has coached me for almost a year now, during a period of significant personal and professional change. Her insight, intuition and wisdom have provided guidance, support and encouragement during this time. Although our coaching sessions are via Skype I quickly felt a real connection with Susan and her complete professionalism and genuine concern means that I feel able to trust her completely. I have no hesitation in recommending Susan as a very talented coach for anyone who is going through change and wants to thrive rather than just survive in the midst of it."
"Susan really listens to me and helps me develop ways to act or solve conflicts. She helps me find my way in new processes I’m faced with and with creative solutions to problematic situations."Sylvie P., Physician
"I’ve gotten really deep insights from my work with Susan as to why I behave like I do. I’ve learned to accept things are like they are and to better accept my personality structure and actually benefit from it."
"Susan is an exceptionally effective coach for a wide variety of professionals. I have seen her work with people who want to find their personal brands, people in transition in business, people who want to be more effective in their lives and people who have been laid off/made redundant. Her work is always tailored to the specific needs of each client and her skills are wide as well as deep. She gets to "the heart of the matter" for each client in a way that is powerful and supports each client to achieve the results they desire and more."
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Feedback for Stefan Labas
Stefan is a very experienced coach, and exceptional in his ability to listen to the individual and understand the whole person. He looks at the whole person, and is realistic about goals. He is sensitive and flexible enough to notice when things need changing as the process develops. Working with Stefan is always progressive. He achieves results.
Stefan is a coach with a global approach. His work is based on eastern and western medicine, and it integrates physical and psychological modules to get the best results from your personal coaching.
“I have known and worked with Stefan for many years. Around a year ago, in April 2016, Stefan became my personal lifestyle coach. I engaged Stefan in this capacity in order to help me navigate through a series of extremely challenging professional projects, which required top mental focus and physical fitness. This engagement worked very well, and after the successful completion of these projects, I wanted to work with Stefan further. Stefan suggested that we go on his three day retreat, which he designed specifically for my needs, after a tough year. We completed the retreat in late April and since then I have felt like a changed person.
The combination of varied exercises during the three days made the Retreat very effektiv and fast results oriented. Time pass by quickly, with little thought of the outside world ever passing through my head. Stefan is able to draw on a deep knowledge of western and eastern techniques, as well as using Chinese medicine and meditation techniques. He succeeded in significantly lowering my internal stress levels & physical tension in just three days and what he taught me during that time has remained. I am now working with him to continue learning the things I learned in our retreat and am confident I will be able to build many of these into my daily routine.
If you are interested in taking control of your mental and physical well being & health, learning new rituals to build calm & new focus into your daily hectic life, and become aware of the ways nutrition impacts your health, I highly recommend contacting Stefan for a personal meeting, and discussing if his retreat is right for you. I sure was the right thing for me. Thank you Stefan. “